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    Sale 12070

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper

    13 May 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1062

    Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

    Etude de moissonneurs

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
    Etude de moissonneurs
    stamped with initials 'C.P' (Lugt 613c; lower right)
    charcoal on paper
    9 1/8 x 12 ¼ in. (23.1 x 31 cm.)
    Drawn in August 1881


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    Dr. Joachim Pissarro will include this work in his forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of Drawings by Camille Pissarro.

    The present work is likely related to Pissarro’s important painting, La Moisson, 1882 (fig. 1). Pissarro made an unusually large number of preparatory drawings for this painting, which were likely executed during the harvest of August 1881. The rapid strokes and strong, fluid lines imbue the three harvesters with a definite sense of movement.

    fig. 1. Camille Pissarro, La Moisson, 1882. The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo.

    Provenance

    Estate of the artist.
    Acquired by the family of the present owner, circa 1950.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from an Important Palm Beach Collection